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Health Indicators of Karnataka State

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HEALTH INDICATORS OF KARNATAKA            

The Total Fertility Rate of the State is 2.0. The Infant Mortality Rate is 45 and Maternal Mortality Ratio is 213 (SRS 2004 - 2006) which are lower than the National average. The Sex Ratio in the State is 965 (as compared to 933 for the country). Comparative figures of major health and demographic indicators are as follows : 

Table I: Demographic, Socio-economic and Health profile of Karnataka State as compared to India figures 

S. No.

Item

Karnataka

India

1

Total population (Census 2001) (in million)

52.85

1028.61

2

Decadal Growth (Census 2001) (%)

17.51

21.54

3

Crude Birth Rate (SRS 2008)

19.8

22.8

4

Crude Death Rate (SRS 2008)

7.4

7.4

5

Total Fertility Rate (SRS 2008)

2.0

2.6

6

Infant Mortality Rate (SRS 2008)

45

53

7

Maternal Mortality Ratio (SRS 2004 - 2006)

213

254

8

Sex Ratio (Census 2001)

965

933

9

Population below Poverty line (%)

20.04

26.10

10

Schedule Caste population (in million)

8.56

166.64

11

Schedule Tribe population (in million)

3.46

84.33

12

Female Literacy Rate (Census 2001) (%)

56.9

53.7

Table II: Health Infrastructure Karnataka 

Particulars

Required

In position

shortfall

Sub-centre

7369

8143

-

Primary Health Centre

1211

2195

-

Community Health Centre

302

323

-

Multipurpose worker (Female)/ANM at Sub Centres & PHCs

10338

8028

2310

Health Worker (Male) MPW(M) at Sub Centres

8143

3762

4381

Health Assistant (Female)/LHV at PHCs

2195

1170

1025

Health Assistant (Male) at PHCs

2195

837

1358

Doctor at PHCs

2195

2814

-

Obstetricians & Gynaecologists at CHCs

323

215

108

Physicians at CHCs

323

192

131

Paediatricians at CHCs

323

116

207

Total specialists at CHCs

1292

691

601

Radiographers

323

30

293

Pharmacist

2518

1983

535

Laboratory Technicians

2518

1242

1276

Nurse/Midwife

4456

1647

2809

(Source: RHS Bulletin, March 2008, M/O Health & F.W., GOI) 

The other Health Institution in the State are detailed as under: 

Health Institution

Number

Medical College

36

District Hospitals

27

Referral Hospitals

57

City Family Welfare Centre

2

Rural Dispensaries

176

Ayurvedic Hospitals

122

Ayurvedic Dispensaries

589

Unani Hospitals

13

Unani Dispensaries

51

Homeopathic Hospitals

20

Homeopathic Dispensary

42

Source - http://mohfw.nic.in/NRHM.htm

More State Statistics and Ministry Information - http://mohfw.nic.in/NRHM/State%20Files/karnataka.htm

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idontspam's picture

 Shortfall as a %age puts it

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 Shortfall as a %age puts it in perspective.

But I am curious how the "required" was arrived upon and what is "ideal"

abidpqa's picture

I didnt see data on CAT, MRI

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I didnt see data on CAT, MRI scanners, ventilators etc. which I believe has become essential. It is also not clear emergency response capabilities of PHCs. Also lacks data about ambulance services, trauma technicians etc.

data on number of operations performed, success rates, etc.  could also be added.

How about coverage of health insurance?
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Health insurance

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As this is a post concerning health care, I wanted to highlight some features necessary for health insurance. The aim of health insurance to cover treatment costs. So it is meaningless for the insurance companies to say that they will cover some amount is meaningless unless it is very high. The insurance companies should promise to cover the all the TREATMENTS that are necessary not some fixed maximum amount.  All the treatments, I mean from fever to transplantation. If some companies cannot make that promise, they should not be allowed, IMO.

If an insurance company thinks that hospital A is expensive, they should say it when they issue the insurance that they will not cover the costs in that hospital. Likewise doctors and hospitals can say they will not accept insurance from comapny B. This is one solution, may be there are other solutions. Actually, I believe government should control the charges demanded by the hospitals.

As the health education has been promoted as a big investment opportunity government may not be interested in controlling the costs.

A related question Is it meaningful to donate the organs, as the organs goes to a person who can afford the cost rather than to a person who is in the most need?

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